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ammo find Man (55) arrested after ammunition found in North Belfast office linked to Housing Executive

The raids took place yesterday afternoon, and involved a police helicopter, 30 police units and Ammunition Technical Officers (ATO)

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A man has been arrested after a PSNI operation in the New Lodge area of Belfast in which ammunition was found in an office connected to the Housing Executive of Northern Ireland.

The raids took place yesterday afternoon, and involved a police helicopter, 30 police units and Ammunition Technical Officers (ATO).

A 55-year-old man has been arrested and taken to Musgrave Street police station for questioning.

A PSNI spokesperson said: "The search operation in the New Lodge area of North Belfast has now ended.

"A number of items, including a quantity of suspected ammunition, seized during the operation have been removed for forensic examination.

"A 55 year old man who was arrested on suspicion of possession of ammunition in suspicious circumstances has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

"Police would wish to take this opportunity to thank the local community for their patience and understanding during today’s protracted search operation."

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